Hey folks, while looking around for the sold out event at the BNP Open, Hit for Haiti – where tennis super stars, current and former, play exhibition style tennis to raise money for the recovery effort in Haiti – we have found several postings on Craigslist and Ebay selling for hundreds of dollars more than the price of the ticket!
Over here at tennisthis.com, we are horrified with these people who are selling these tennis tickets at such a high price. We are almost certain that the profits from the sale of these tickets will not go towards the relief efforts in the country of Haiti. The tickets on eBay are going for $2,500 – the ticket price for this event is a mere $10 – which is a 25,000% markup! Who in their right mind would do such a selfish thing?
Tennis legends like Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, and Lindsay Davenport are scheduled to participate in this fundraiser; how do you think they would feel if the effort they were making was being taken advantage of by greedy people like those on Craigslist and eBay? Highly doubtful they would ever do it again.
We are truly disappointed with the selfish people who are doing this and we hope that they will soon realize what they’re doing is wrong. Please, if you are planning to go in search of these tennis tickets, don’t buy them from people who have marked them up significantly, it’s not helping the relief efforts in Haiti. If you would like to donate to the Haiti relief, click here.
Another example of marked up tennis tickets: